Today is Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Mt. Juliet's city judge, lawyer and mom tapped for potential bone marrow donation

Mt. Juliet's city judge got a phone call a few days ago that astounded her and could potentially change her life, as well as a little boy's.

Motorist threatens three MJPD detectives

A Lebanon man chose the wrong vehicle to threaten when he waved a gun at three Mt. Juliet Police detectives traveling in their undercover truck on Interstate 40 Wednesday morning.

Get your burger on

Burger Republic is open for business on Thursday at Providence Station in South Mt. Juliet.

MJ Chamber helps professionals get their 'boost'

The Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce is bursting into 2017 with a bang and an announcement of a new, interactive engagement speaker series called "Business Boost."



 
Make a donation, make a difference | Red Cross, Blood donor, Karen Dedman, Ed James, Lebanon, Wilson County, health
Make a donation, make a difference

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, according to the American Red Cross.

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Dare to take 'the Plunge'

Taking a dip into icy water in February isn't everyone's idea of a good time, but it is for a good cause.

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"More to come" from Lebanon Wilson Chamber

Lebanon Wilson Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Minter said the chamber has several things in the works for 2017.

"The chamber already had a great foundation when I started as president. It was my job in 2015 to take it all in, evaluate what we were doing and figure out how we would grow with our county," Minter, who took the helm of the local chamber two years ago, said.

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A Valentine's Tradition
A Valentine's Tradition

Lebanon Senior Citizens Center Assistant Director Teresa Botts pointed out that Chancellor CK Smith has been a longtime supporter.

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Neighborhood Health adds dental services | Neighborhood Health, dentist,
Neighborhood Health adds dental services

Neighborhood Health at Lebanon recently announced the addition of dental services at the full-service health clinic.

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Empower Me receives $120K Dream Launcher gift | Empower Me Center, Empower Me,
Empower Me receives $120K Dream Launcher gift | Empower Me Center, Empower Me,
The Empower Me Center will include a recreational building, sports complex and independent living cottages.
Empower Me receives $120K Dream Launcher gift

On the heels of a recent $100,000 gift, Empower Me Center has announced another large gift toward the first phase of the Empower Me Center project.

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Mt. Juliet home to St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway | Mt. Juliet, St. Jude, giveaway
Mt. Juliet home to St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway | Mt. Juliet, St. Jude, giveaway
A rendering of the St. Jude home to be built in MJ.
Mt. Juliet home to St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

Mt. Juliet is a major player this year in St. Jude's biggest fundraisers to make all of this happen. On June 25, after months of ticket sales, the winner of this annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway will be drawn.

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Detectives raid MJ home, seize heroin | mt. Juliet, police, drug raid, Floyd bagsby
Detectives raid MJ home, seize heroin

After a multi-jurisdiction, months-long undercover investigation, Lebanon and Mt. Juliet police special units raided a Mt. Juliet home and arrested two men on drug charges Tuesday.

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Southern Home & Garden Expo to bring experts, ideas to expo center | Expo Center, Wilson Bank & Trust, Southern Home & Garden Expo
Southern Home & Garden Expo to bring experts, ideas to expo center

Wilson Bank & Trust's annual home show has a new home.

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County school officials to reevaluate snow day procedures

There was a lot of Saturday morning quarterbacking going on this weekend with Wilson County school officials, who basically said in hindsight they should have made the call to keep school closed Friday. They said they would recalibrate specific decision-making snow-related policies for the future.

Erring on the side of caution Friday would have prevented a lot of anxiety and social media venting from irritated and worried parents. However, school officials said while the wrong call was made, they are meeting this week to reevaluate snow day procedures and work toward future best and safest decisions as possible.

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MJ squires quash 313-townhome project
MJ squires quash 313-townhome project
Photo by Laurie Everett
MJ squires quash 313-townhome project

In an organized protest against proposed townhomes near their Northtown Mt. Juliet neighborhood, dozens of residents waved yellow flyers that said "no" at Monday's city commission meeting.

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Flames consume MJ home in frigid temperatures Saturday | fire, MT.Juliet, Jamie Luffman,
Flames consume MJ home in frigid temperatures Saturday

Mt. Juliet officials said a Saturday afternoon fire that almost completely destroyed a Mt. Juliet home originated in the garage.

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Brazen robber holds up MJ CVS in Target
Brazen robber holds up MJ CVS in Target

Pills were the target of a brazen robber who hit the CVS Pharmacy located in the South Mt. Juliet Target at dusk Sunday.

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Sneak peek on progress of Rockie Williams' Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram dealership in Mt. Juliet | Rockie Williams, Jeep, business, Mt. Juliet
Sneak peek on progress of Rockie Williams' Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram dealership in Mt. Juliet

A dealership unlike any other in Middle Tennessee is set to open the second week of January in Mt. Juliet.

Rockie Williams' Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram broke ground Jan. 27 and has been going vertical ever since. Paul Hughes gave The Wilson Post a tantalizing first peek into its progress.

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Year in Review: Public Safety in 2016 | Mike Justice, Philip Craighead, Scott Bowen, CK Smith, Orlando, Lebanon, Lawton McNutt, Law enforcement
Year in Review: Public Safety in 2016

The past year saw a change at the top of Lebanon's police force, the resolution of a cold case and a group of citizens standing together in the wake of a national tragedy.

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